Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
archaic words and phrases, Errors in the media, ESL
Can you find the two errors in this sentence?
|Nevermind who’s name is on the cover, the book is vintage Rowling, and has received rave reviews, before and after the secret got out. (the Globe and Mail, August 3)|
Answer: You don’t have to dig deep: Nevermind and who’s are the two mistakes.
Nevermind is an archaism that’s enjoying a resurgence as people fail to learn standard spelling and grammar. I’m quite fond of archaisms, so I guess I’m ok with that. See more about nevermind vs. never mind.
I see that, online, that error has been fixed but who’s is still there and it’s arguably the worse error of the two. It should, of course, be whose. See more about that here.
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